I’d like to see the same starting 7 for the Silver Ferns as Sunday:
Give them all some more time to gel. Especially Watson/Karaka who did a pretty good job for 35-40 minutes on Sunday. Burger was good as an impact payer for that last qtr.
If Crampton is recovered she’s a good option to use if needs be. But Saunders played very well against Brazill and in fact IMO had the better of her most of the game. And Brazill is the best WD in the Diamonds.
LA has a conundrum. Does she start with the 7 she started with on Sunday or go with the 7 who finished? IMO she’ll go with:
Lets go Silver Ferns. Going into the 2 game leg in Australia 2-0 up would be great and set up a really good tussle.